Altuzarra Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 16, 2017
It’s not every day that a designer channels Lady Macbeth as inspiration, but for Joseph Altuzarra, that innocence reared its beautiful head in a spectacular sartorial storytelling tour de fashion force. “Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under ’t.”
Exploring the cross-section of costume, richness and rigor, the results expounded the Altuzarra brand to new heights. The Elizabethan regalia telegraphed a sensuality lightyears beyond the designer’s young age—the breastplate constructions, extravagant collars, period jacquards and embroideries—and only served to further distinguish him from his peers.
Altuzarra lavished the clothes with studs, pearls or intense embroideries, many fastened with gorgeous satin bows—and grounded by thick-soled combat boots. But for all its flourish, the results were surprisingly unfussy. An artful brush of hand was evidenced most sensationally in a mink coat stitched with teardrop pearls. The entire collection begged to be touched.